Emergency management and preparedness; mutual aid agreements. (HB2304)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency management and preparedness; mutual aid agreements. Specifies that personnel, equipment, or supplies of the Commonwealth or a political subdivision may be used to assist another state that has declared a state of emergency upon written request of the chief executive of the other state. In addition, the bill authorizes the Governor to provide financial assistance to Virginia state agencies and political subdivisions that provide emergency aid to another state. The bill also increases from 29 to 34 the membership of the Secure Commonwealth Panel by adding the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and four members from the business or industry sector. Read the Bill »


03/22/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071549105
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2304)
01/19/2007Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2007Read first time
01/23/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to Senate
01/25/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/08/2007Committee substitute printed 072794824-S1
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2304S1)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072794824-S1
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2304S1
02/12/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/14/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2304ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2304ER)
03/22/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 742 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0742)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1202.